Modern History of the Kurds / Edition 3

Modern History of the Kurds / Edition 3

by David McDowall
     
 

ISBN-10: 1850434166

ISBN-13: 9781850434160

Pub. Date: 03/04/2004

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

In this narrative, the first comprehensive account of recent Kurdish history, David McDowall traces the roots of Kurdish nationalism from the collapse of the Kurdish emirates in the nineteenth century and the consequent crisis in tribal politics, through the post-1918 peace settlement for which the Kurds were wholly unprepared, to the slow emergence of an educated non…  See more details below

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In this narrative, the first comprehensive account of recent Kurdish history, David McDowall traces the roots of Kurdish nationalism from the collapse of the Kurdish emirates in the nineteenth century and the consequent crisis in tribal politics, through the post-1918 peace settlement for which the Kurds were wholly unprepared, to the slow emergence of an educated non-tribal class during the middle years of this century. This new class faced two enemies. Externally, it had to resist the recently established regimes in Iran, Turkey and Iraq, all of which equated modernization with state nationalism, ethnic subordination and centralization. Internally, it had to transform a society based primarily on the socio-economic ethic of tribal patronage to one based on ethnic identity. McDowall shows how in each of these countries the struggle has taken on its own characteristics, problems and prospects; why pan-Kurdish unity still proves so elusive; and how governments have used the internal fault lines of Kurdish society to impede national progress. He also explains why the Kurdish question is unlikely to disappear and examines the likely prospects for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850434160
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
03/04/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
389,962
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Sources
Acknowledgement
Foreword
1Introduction: Kurdish Identity and Social Formation1
Bk. IThe Kurds in the Age of Tribe and Empire
2Kurdistan before the Nineteenth Century21
3Ottoman Kurdistan, 1800-185038
4Ottoman Kurdistan, 1850-191449
5The Qajars and the Kurds66
6Revolution, Nationalism and War, 1908-191887
Bk. IIIncorporating the Kurds
7Redrawing the Map: The Partition of Ottoman Kurdistan115
8The Kurds, Britain and Iraq151
9Incorporating Torkey's Kurds184
10The Kurds under Reza Shah214
Bk. IIIEthno-nationalism in Iran
11Tribe or Ethnicity? The Mahabad Republic231
12Iran: Creating a National Movement249
13Subjects of the Shi'i Republic261
Bk. IVEthno-nationalism in Iraq
14The Birth of a Nationalist Movement under Hashimite Rule287
15The Kurds in Revolutionary Iraq302
16The Kurds under the Baath, 1968-1975323
17The Road to Genocide, 1975-1988343
18Uprising and Self-rule368
Bk. VEthno-nationalism in Turkey
19The Kurdish National Revival in Turkey, 1946-1979395
20The PKK and the Mass Movement418
Afterword: Retrospect and Prospect445
Appendix: The Treaty of Sevres450
Index452

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